Category: Tips

Tips for Parents of College Students

CLEP Test FAQ

Is your student interested in earning college credits without enrolling in summer courses? Taking a CLEP test may be the answer! By taking a test, your student will have the opportunity to…

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FAFSA – What to Know

If your student is starting college soon, then filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is likely on your to-do list. We know the task can sound daunting—especially if you’ve…

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Wildcat Winter Survival

Over Christmas break you may have seen images on IWU’s social media of the campus looking like a beautiful winter wonderland snow globe. Wintertime in Wildcat Country can be so magical and…

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Thanksgiving Talking Points

6 Conversations to Have with Your High Schooler over Thanksgiving Break With Thanksgiving Break upon us, we know you will be spending some extra (much-needed) time with your high school student. Between…

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Thanksgiving Check Out

If you and your student are new to the IWU community, you may have questions about breaks—especially with Thanksgiving break quickly approaching. (YAY!) Because campus will be closed, all students must check…

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5 Tips for Long-Distance Parenting

Many of our students travel a significant distance to study at IWU. We know long-distance parenting can be hard, so we asked a few parents and students how they stay connected “from a…

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Help! Send Encouragement!

Has your student been experiencing stress this semester? As a parent, we know you want to make sure your student is doing well. If you are looking for ways to encourage your…

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5 First Month Stressors

With Move-In Day under their belts, we have a feeling students are starting to get the hang of college life (or perhaps back in the hang of college life). However, we also…

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How to Survive Post Move-in Day

Tia Etter – Digital Media Manager I was a resident assistant (RA) in college for three years – meaning, I’m a three time observer of move-in day. When my resident director (RD)…

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Trek Week and Move-in

In just a couple of weeks, our campus will be bustling with freshmen and transfers, and we can’t wait! We know you are probably busy at home buying bedding, ordering textbooks, packing…

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